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Introducing Austrian and Hungarian Food Culture

This dessert is named for Princess Melinda Esterházy, the widow of Prince Paul V. Esterházy (1929-1980)

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Introducing Austrian Food Culture

Sparkling wine in the soup gives it an elegant acidity to balance the rich flavour. If you are interested in making the soup, please see the link. Recipe courtesy of Esterházy.  

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Introducing Austrian Food Culture

Austria has been making wine more than a thousand year, at least going back to the ancient Roman era, when it was a part of region called ‘Pannonia’.

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Showing Austrian food culture

Vienna, Austria: long-time capital of the Habsburg Empire, city of fantastic beauty, historical home to leading classical music lights Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss, and still centre of the classical music world.

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Showing Austrian food culture

A Viennese heuriger owner, Zahels’ family recipe.

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Showing Austrian food culture

Courtesy of Chef Ryo Horiuchi, Embassy of Austria, Tokyo

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Showing Austrian food culture

I’m in a large yet intimate room that is at once theatre, stylish restaurant and professional kitchen. At the back, floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the tables, the chairs and the guests sitting in them in warm afternoon sunlight. At the front, the long, dark kitchen counter is topped with baskets of varying size, filled with some of the ingredients for today’s Austrian dishes.

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Showing Austrian food culture

Opera and classical music, exquisitely refined pastries and cakes, a café culture woven into some of the world’s most beautiful streetscapes, the creative and cultural legacy of centuries of Habsburg imperium. When you think of Austria, perhaps these are some of the images that float in front of your mind’s eye.

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